Welcome to the 2024 Meadowlark Nature Festival

May 16-20th, 2024

This year’s festival will include over 50 hiking, biking, walking, kayaking, and trail-riding tours, all with an ecological or cultural focus led by local mentors and conservation partners. Join us in the beautiful Okanagan-Similkameen this May long weekend to experience many well-known favourite tours and engaging new adventures, including accessible and family-friendly events.

Online ticket sales will open Thursday, April 4th

2024 Festival Highlights

Thursday, May 16th 

Celebrating Conservation through Film at our first Meadowlark Movie Night. Our 2024 Festival will open with the opportunity to gather, learn and engage with the important work of local and BC film producers.

The Dream Café, Penticton

Sunday, May 19th

We are excited to have as our 2024 Keynote Speaker, Bob McDonald, host of CBC radio’s Quirks and Quarks program. Plan to rendezvous with your Meadowlark Festival community for our annual evening social. Bob will explore with us the topic of his new book “The Future is Now” a solutions-based response to our planet’s climate crisis.

Venables Theatre, Oliver

More Info Here


Welcome to this year’s feature artistAnne-Marie Harvey. A self-taught artist, Anne-Marie brings a lifetime of experience exploring and painting the beauty of British Columbia and the Yukon. Now residing in Naramata, Anne Marie finds great joy in mentoring and teaching. Always the storyteller, Anne-Marie paints everyday interactions in Nature and captures “the grandeur of the ordinary“ in all her work. Anne Marie will create this year’s signature original artwork and host plein air painting workshop as part of the 2024 Festival.

Friday, May 17th

Join our feature artist, Anne-Marie Harvey, for the PAG exhibit opening that will showcase her Meadowlark Festival signature painting and additional pieces of work. Artist’s Talk to follow on Saturday, May 18th.

Penticton Art Gallery

More Info Here

For a look at our 2022 events go to Festival at a Glance. Click Here!

Unveiling of featured art coming soon!

2023 MNF Limited Edition Giclee Prints Available Now!

Own a beautiful print of 'Call of the Meadowlark'

2023 Featured Artist - Stephanie Perry

Meadowlark Nature Festival is pleased to announce Stephanie Perry as our 2023 Featured Artist. Art coming soon and will be showcased on all our promotional literature and media.


2024 Online Auction

More information coming soon!

Adopt-A-Tour 2023

Adopting Tours Are Now Available!

2024 Festival Highlights

First Place Winner – June 1, 2022

The Meadowlark Nature Festival is pleased to announce the Winner of the WestJet Trip for two anywhere WestJet Flies.

1st Place Winner is Don Gayton – pictured left, receiving his WestJet certificate from Paul Lockington – Meadowlark Festival Program Coordinator

 2nd Place Winner – June 1, 2022

The Meadowlark Nature Festival is pleased to announce the Winner of the Top Flight Elite Scenic Valley Canyon Tour for 4

2nd Place Winner is Ralf Aggarwal – pictured left, receiving his Top Flight certificate from Paul Lockington, Meadowlark Nature Festival Program Coordinator

3rd Place Winner – June 1, 2022

The Meadowlark Nature Festival is pleased to announce the Winner of the Lyse Deselliers Limited Edition Print   (1 of 20) with framing certificate from Tumbleweed Gallery Penticton

3rd Place Winner is Monique Kuehn pictured left, receiving her print from Paul Lockington -Meadowlark Festival Program Coordinator

There will be live music and good food and all the Meadowlark friends you have been missing for the past two years!

We have received many intriguing auction items worth thousands of dollars from our generous supporters.

Here is a sampling of the many items available for bidding.

  • Greyback’s executive suite at the SOEC for a Vee’s game of your choice with a loaded fridge and snacks
  • Magnum of merlot from Burrowing Owl
  • Loaded wine rack with vintages from throughout the valley
  • Garmin veno2plus gps watch
  • Many stay-and -play golf packages
  • Hotel stays
  • Hiking poles and walking sticks
  • A handcrafted maple salad bowl with matching serving spoons
  • Lots of artwork
  • The original commissioned meadowlark painting “Flight”

Book your accommodations for Tour 38 and phone the Lakeside Resort and tell them your attending the Meadowlark Festival and get a discount!

If you’d like to join our email list and receive information on all Meadowlark activities, please sign up here.

The New Festival At A Glance Guide Is Here!

Our 2024 Festival Guide is coming soon!

2023 Meadowlark Nature Festival Online Program Guide – Click Here

Our Sponsors

Thank you Sponsors!!

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